Literature, Theology and Feminism
By (author) Dr. Heather Walton
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Literature, Theology and Feminism by Dr. Heather Walton
Book DescriptionThis book offers an authoritative overview of the broad and complex terrain of feminist theorising concerning the relationship between literature and theology as it has developed over the past several decades. It provides the first comprehensive evaluation of the significance of women's literature in the development of feminist theology and offers a critique of the variety of reading practices currently employed by religious feminists. As well as illuminating current reading strategies the work argues that it is now appropriate for feminists to develop new ways of reading the divine in women's writing. Drawing upon the pioneering work of Helene Cixous, Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray the work sets out a new framework for feminist religious reading that is both creative and challenging and which will be of interest both to scholars and students in this area. Through its artful and compelling feminist reconsiderations, the book makes a refreshing and significant contribution to the general field known as literature and theology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780719060908
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Explores trends in the interdisciplinary study of literature and theology - an area of academic activity that has developed dramatically in the past twenty years. This title brings together the work of leading scholars in the field with that of emerging voices.
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Author Biography - Dr. Heather Walton
Heather Walton is Director of the Centre for Literature, Theology and the Arts at the University of Glasgow
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